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Metadata for Describing Digital Objects: Additional Resources

A guide for Appalachian State University faculty, staff and students who are creating metadata for a digital project

“. . . metadata is one of our most important assets. Hardware and software come and go—sometimes becoming obsolete with alarming rapidity—but high-quality, standards-based, system-independent metadata can be used, reused, migrated, and disseminated in any number of ways, even in ways that we cannot anticipate at this moment . . .”

Introduction to Metadata (Murtha Baca, Ed., 2016, p. v.)

Links to articles, books, e-books, and other resources for finding additional information about metadata are provided below.

Books and E-books

Books and E-books

Additional Guides

Selected Databases

Selected Databases

Need guidance on your digital project?

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) at Appalachian State University Libraries engages and collaborates with library partners, campus, and community to support new scholarship in a rapidly changing digital landscape. DSI service areas include:


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Ashlea Green
Subjects: Metadata